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Malé (މާލެ), population 81,647 (2004), is the capital of the Republic of The Republic of Maldives is a country consisting territorially of a group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India. National motto: n/a Official language Dhivehi Capital and largest city Malé 3° 15 N, 73° 00 E President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom Area  - Total  - % water Ranked... Maldives. The city is located on Malé Island in the Malé Atoll. A seaplane base and a ship anchorage are located on the island. Malé is the center of trade in Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera), is a member of the family Arecaceae (palm family). It is the only species in the genus Cocos, and is a large palm, growing to 30 m tall, with pinnate leaves 4-6 m long, with pinnae 60-90 cm... coconuts, Coir (from Malayalam kayaru - cord) is a coarse fibre extracted from the fibrous outer shell of a coconut. Structure The individual fibre cells are narrow and hollow, with thick walls made of cellulose. They are pale when immature but later become hardened and yellowed as a layer of lignin, is... coir, Genera Many; see list of Arecaceae genera Arecaceae (also known as Palmae or Palmaceae), the palm family, is a family of flowering plants, belonging to the monocot order Arecales. There are 202 currently known genera with around 2,600 species. The type member of this family is the areca palm... palm mats, Copra is the dried meat, or kernel, of the coconut. The name derives from koppara, the Malayalam word for dried coconut. Copra is the commercial form of coconut from which coconut oil is extracted by boiling and pressing. It was developed as a commercial product by merchants in the South... copra, and Cowry shells (also spelled cowrie), are marine snails of the genus Cypraea (family Cypraeidae), found chiefly in tropical regions, especially around the Maldives or the East Indies. The shell itself is smooth and more or less egg-shaped, with a long, narrow, slit-like opening (aperture). Sizes range from 5... cowry shells. Malé International Airport is on adjacent Hulhule Island. Several land reclamation projects have expanded the harbor.

The island is heavily Urban is in or having to do with cities, as distinct from rural areas. In terms of music, urban music and urban radio are synonymous with the contemporary musical genres hip hop and R&B, and the associate hip hop culture which originated in New York City and is... urbanized, the city taking up essentially its entire landmass.

On December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. There are 5 days remaining. Events 1481 - Battle of Westbroek - Holland defeats troops of Utrecht 1606 - King Lear performed in the Court of England 1620 - Elizabeth Bathorys crimes are uncovered 1620 - Pilgrim... December 26, 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. It was designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) Elections were held in 73 countries during 2004. See a list of elections... 2004, one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern history, the The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26, 2004. The earthquake generated a tsunami that was among the deadliest disasters in modern history. At a magnitude of 9.0, it was the largest earthquake... Indian Ocean earthquake, struck off the western coast of Sumatra (also spelled Sumatara and Sumatera) is the sixth largest island of the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the largest part of Indonesia. Geography The longest axis of the island runs approximately northwest - southeast, crossing the equator near the center. The interior of the island is dominated by... Sumatra. The Global earthquake epicenters, 1963–1998. An earthquake is a trembling or a shaking movement of the Earths surface. Earthquakes typically result from the movement of faults, quasi-planar zones of deformation within its uppermost layers. The word earthquake is also widely used to indicate the source region itself... earthquake and subsequent The tsunami that struck Malé in the Maldives on December 26, 2004. A tsunami (pronounced or ) is a natural phenomenon consisting of a series of waves generated when water in a lake or the sea is rapidly displaced on a massive scale. Earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions and large meteorite impacts... tsunamis reportedly killed over 220,000 people around the rim of the The Indian Ocean is the third-largest body of water in the world, covering about 20% of the Earths water surface. It is bounded on the north by southern Asia (the Indian subcontinent); on the west by the Arabian Peninsula and Africa; on the east by the Malay Peninsula... Indian Ocean. Malé was affected by the resulting tsunami, which flooded two-thirds of the city.



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